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Course details

​Students will cultivate intercultural competence through reflection and application of core concepts and ideas. They will develop cultural self-awareness and attitudes necessary to study and work in a dynamic and culturally diverse setting abroad. Students will review different communication styles and the influence of societal values and norms. They will use the “Something's Up" method to analyze instances of intercultural misunderstanding and miscommunication and adapt behavior in these situations.​






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XSMP 3020 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90773


Wed Feb 08 - Wed Mar 01 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 90773
  • $85.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 08 - Mar 01 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Heather Tobe

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.




Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Mon January 30, 2023 at 1:11 am (PST). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the influence of culture on social and personal values, norms and communication styles.
  • Describe how differences in values, norms and communication styles can lead to intercultural miscommunication or misunderstanding.
  • Describe the role of history and power in influencing the context surrounding intercultural interactions.
  • Apply insights from cultural models to analyze and adjust personal approaches to intercultural situations.​

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Intercultural Skills (XSMP 3020) is offered as a part of the following programs:

BCIT International

  1. Student Mobility Preparedness
    Microcredential Part-time


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